” God chose the poor people of this world to be rich in faith, and to posses the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him.” –Today’s English Version
“Listen, my dear brothers and sisters: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him?” –NIV
“Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?”-KJV
“For God will not show mercy when He judges the person who has not been merciful; but mercy triumphs over judgement.”-Today’s English Version
“because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment.”-NIV
“For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment.” KJV
The personal trials that we, as believers, overcome through the Guidance of the Holy Spirit, are the very bits of knowledge and wisdom from God, Himself, that can not be taught by any person or book, on this earth. It allows for there to be a peace of our spirits, that nothing of this world can provide; but only the God, the Father of Creation, Himself. This is what Jesus Christ demonstrated with His Life and Death on the Cross. The more personal earthly trials we overcome, the more we begin to understand when God says, “God’s Ways are not of the world’s ways, but beyond them.” Because with each earthly trial we conquer by the power of the Holy Spirit, the more we separate ourselves from the world’s ways, and see the true meaning of God’s Unconditional Love, Mercy, and Power. With each trial we conquer, we begin to surrender to HIS Will; not OUR will of our lives. With each trial we conquer, we begin to understand, truly…genuinely, begin to believe that GOD IS IN CONTROL, at ALL TIMES. Everyone of God’s Children have to endure the trials; even Jesus Christ, as His Son, was not exempt of them, as He walked on this earth. What distinguishes between believers and nonbelievers? The source to whom we turn to, in order to overcome such earthly trials. Because this will determine the final outcome, and knowledge obtained through conquering the trial. And what did Jesus say about the trials that He faced, and what was to come with our own? Have a look: (JOHN 16:33)
As we get closer in our paths to the Eternal Kingdom of God, the more earthly trials we will face, within our earthly lives. This has been clearly demonstrated by every person or Prophet, that decide to pursue a spiritual journey to the Eternal Kingdom. This is what naturally happens when one accepts the Holy Spirit to guide one’s life, to the Eternal Kingdom of God, the Father of Creation; and begins to see the earth and its ways, they way that God views them, relative to His Divine Laws of Love. The more we see these discrepancies, the more trials we face in fighting the lusts of the flesh (which always provides an easier way out of such trials) and the Guidance of the Spirit (which seem to provide the harder earthly 0ption). When we ask for the Spirit’s Guidance in conquering these earthly trials, not only do we conquer them PERMANENTLY; but we also have the capacity to speak and minister to those who may cross our life paths, in similar situations, and seeking the same Divine Guidance out of it. THIS is how we are fruitful for the Kingdom of God. Our trials, can provide us with an understanding for another brother or sister’s trial; to show that compassion and unconditional love towards them. While the world around them, condemns them; God has given us the Divine Conquering of our earthly trials, to be the tools for our ministries, that were custom-made just for us. Many may try to mimick such tools; but it will not be as effective as what you can do for God’s Ministry with this tool and understanding that you obtained through conquering it, because He made that for you, solely. Not for the one that tries to mimick it. So you alone know what God has revealed to you, by the power of the Holy Spirit. Sure you may encounter those, who have undergone similar life trials, from all different walks of life, on this earth. Because God is constant, you will see that they learned the very same piece of knowledge, just as you did. But maybe using this tool for different ministries. We are given the pirivilege of obtaining this wisdom, by God; at the same time, we are given the responsibility to share this wisdom, and to use it to be fruitful for the Kingdom of God. We are obligated to do so. We can not keep that piece of Divine Knowledge for ourselves; but it is meant to be shared to all. It’s about having a heart for the TRUTH; and wanting to share that Truth with others, so that they may be Divinely Enlightened and changed by it. So the more trials we conquer, the more we begin to understand how God sees the things of this world; and how we should be, in order to be worthy to enter His Eternal Kingdom.